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Clinton’s savage ‘delete your account’ tweet to Trump has gaming roots

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton dropped the hammer on her Republican counterpart, Donald Trump.
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton dropped the hammer on her Republican counterpart, Donald Trump. Twitter

Hillary Rodham Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee for presidency, just unleashed the most savage burn in political social media history.

Or at least, someone on her staff did. She normally signs her tweets with an “H.”

Whoever that Tweeter was, he or she will be remembered in the cloud storage annals of Twitter history for the rest of their days. We will tell our grandchildren about the day we sat behind our desks and saw The Tweet Heard Round The World.

It started with presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump – or possibly a staffer – tweeting in response to the news that President Barack Obama has endorsed Clinton.

The response came just five minutes later, and it resonated deeply with anyone who has an online gaming background.

“Delete your account.”

For the gaming laymen out there, this is something you tell a terrible player to do after he or she just cost you a game. You just got 30 kills in “Call of Duty,” but a teammate died 35 times, so you lost. Those people all need to delete their accounts.

It’s more commonly worded as “uninstall” – meaning do us all a favor and save us from your horrible play in the future. Your support player in “League of Legends” doesn’t ward? Uninstall.

Trump responded with painful irony.

Five minutes. It – it says so right on the Tweets man. And it took your account two hours to write that.

It’s a good thing this didn’t happen as Trump was visiting Fresno, because I am not sure our local burn units have room for an entire campaign staff.

Anyway, all of Twitter – especially me – reacted to this digital rending immediately. As of 1:30 p.m., it had been shared 170,000 times – in two hours. The Hill reported it was her most retweeted tweet of the entire campaign.

Funny or Die immediately told its followers to delete their accounts if they missed Hillary Clinton win the presidency with a single tweet.

And let’s give credit where credit is due: GOP Chairman Reince Priebus responded to Clinton with:

I see you, Reince. Game recognizes game. And I’m going to let you finish, but Hillary’s tweet...

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